Easy Ways to Instantly Get Better Battery Life on Your iPad
I've spent the past week researching how to get better battery life. Here's what I found.
My iPad is no longer new. I received it almost exactly 18 months ago, and I can tell that the battery isn't what it once was. Over the past week, I've done some research on ways to optimize the battery life of your iPad. Here's what I found. Quick Note: I won't be going in-depth because I have to finish writing this post within the next 10 minutes. I apologize about this beforehand.
One of the biggest sources of power consumption is your screen. To preserve battery life, lower your brightness to as low as you can without it interfering with your work. Additionally, try to work indoors if possible, as you need a much brighter screen when working outside.
Low Battery Mode
Another option is low battery mode. I use low battery mode around 80% of the time, and it isn't too bad of an option if you need to save battery life. My only issue is that it can hurt the user experience a little by lowering refresh rate, but battery life is more important than refresh rate in most situations (at least for me).
Remove Your Apple Pencil
While the Apple Pencil doesn't take up too much battery, it still takes up battery life. A habit I'm trying to build is removing the Apple Pencil at night to try and save a bit of battery life.
Turn off Background App Refresh
This is one method I'm not entirely familiar with, but I've heard about people saving hours of battery life just by turning this feature off. However, Background App Refresh might be important for some workflows, so I would recommend testing this feature out for a day or two if you are interested.
That's it from me. If you have any battery-saving tips you'd like to share, please feel free to reach out and let me know.